India is battling a massive Covid-19 spike with lakhs of new cases and record-breaking deaths being registered daily. The demand for oxygen cylinders, lifesaving drugs, plasma donors and hospital beds due to the surge in cases has overwhelmed the existing healthcare infrastructure and frontline medical professionals. Vaccine shortage in the country has been another cause of concern. Furthermore, the need of the hour is a concise and updated reckoner for COVID-19 and Vaccine Resources.
Help is pouring in constantly from NGOs, large businesses, governments, foreign nations and individuals on social media, connecting those in need to the relevant covid and vaccine resources. Despite the abundance of information available online, locating the right medical resources at the right time has been a challenge for many.
Breast Cancer Hub (BCH), a non-profit organization, under their ambitious initiative of #TogetherWeSaveLives, has created a comprehensive ‘Database Hub’ of reliable and updated COVID-19 and Vaccine Resources in India. We at Savaari have made a small effort to structure their COVID resources into an easily-digestible table for quick reference – it will help people find every information they need at one place, saving them effort and time which could be critical in saving lives at the moment.
Access the COVID-19 and Vaccine Resources
- COVID Resources – Oxygen, Beds, Medicines, Hospitals and Food
- Plasma Resources
- Doctors Offering Free COVID Consultation
- General Information on COVID Treatment
- Vaccine Resources and Availability
- State-wise Travel Guidelines
PAN India Oxygen Cylinder, Hospital Beds, Plasma, Food and Vaccine Resources
|Sl. No.||Resources||Source||Resource Link|
|1||Oxygen leads, beds, plasma and food tracker||Covid Relief made by IIT-D Alumni||Click here|
|2||Oxygen leads, beds, plasma, food, ventilator, home ICU, ambulance, Remdesivir, hospitals near me, online doctor consultation, home care||A compiled list from multiple sources||Click here|
|3||Oxygen leads, beds, plasma, food, ventilator, home ICU, ambulance, Remdesivir||Angel Next Door||Click here|
|4||Oxygen leads, beds, plasma, food, ventilator, home ICU, ambulance, Remdesivir, hospitals near me, online doctor consultation||Twitter updates||Click here|
|5||Verified leads for oxygen, beds, remdesivir, and other resources||WhatsApp chatbot||Click here|
|6||Oxygen, medicines, plasma, hospital beds, food services, ambulances||Multiple||Click here|
|7||Medicines, hospital beds, oxygen supplies, plasma, food, ambulance||Multiple||Click here|
|8||Medical oxygen suppliers for home use||AIIGMA||Click here|
|9||Search by District or State the availability of medicines, oxygen, hospital, ambulance services, helpline numbers and food services||Life||Click here|
|10||Buy Remdesivir at Rs 899 at these Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Aushadhi Kendra in your city||Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Aushadhi Kendra||Click here|
|11||Helpline, beds, ambulance, teleconsultation, testing, food/medicine delivery, oxygen, covid medicines, bereavement services, plasma||Women alumni of IIMs||Click here|
Disclaimer: The Indian Council of Medical Research has recently dropped ‘Plasma Therapy’ from their COVID management protocols. Please use the resources suggested below only under the guidance of medical experts.
|Sl. No.||Source for Plasma||Resource Link|
|1||PURE Covid Help||Click here|
|2||NDTV plasma donation initiative||Email: email@example.com|
|6||KAB Welfare Foundation||Mobile: 9810063261|
|7||Panthak Saanjh Initiative||Sunny Khera: 9999992492|
Gurbrinder Singh: 9958525752
Gurjot Singh: 9953019389
Doctors Offering Free COVID Consultation
|Sl. No.||Resource Name||Source||Resource Link|
|1||American physician of Indian origin||eGlobalDoctors||Click here|
|2||Indian-American Physicians community||MDtok||Click here|
General Information on COVID Treatment
|Sl. No.||Resource Name||Source||Resource Link|
|1||How to differentiate between mild, serious and severe COVID symptoms at home||AIIMS, New Delhi||Click here|
|2||Home isolation guidelines||Ministry of Health & Family Welfare||Click here|
|3||Managing COVID-19 at home||India COVID SOS||Click here|
|4||All India helpline numbers||NASSCOM||Click here|
|5||COVID-19 Response and Containment Measures||Ministry of Health & Family Welfare||Click here|
|6||Busting COVID myths and understanding the timings of Remdesivir & Plasma to be used||BJYMCares Covid Conversations with Dr Ravindra Mehta||Click here|
|7||Helpline for people in need of mental and emotional health support||Zocio||Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
7305196862 (Malayalam & Tamil)
9446492488 (Malayalam & English)
7417023237 (English, Hindi, Punjabi & Bengali)
|8||Sleeping position guidelines||Ministry of Health & Family Welfare||Click here|
|9||Post covid rehabilitation||All India Institute of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation||Click here|
|10||COVID pediatric guidelines (guidelines for children)||Ministry of Health & Family Welfare||Click here|
Vaccine Resources and Availability
Over a billion people in India have been eagerly waiting to get vaccinated. The country being one of the largest vaccine producing nations, is doing everything in its caliber to scale the vaccine roll-out. In the world’s biggest vaccination drill, India has already administered over 19 crore doses as of May 21, 2021. This number is expected to accelerate to new record levels everyday.
The vaccine drive for citizens aged 18 to 44 opened on May 1, 2021. However, due to the acute shortage of available vaccines, several states have temporarily suspended the inoculation of the said age bracket and diverted the available stocks to the 45+ age group.
On the bright side, we as a nation have overcome the initial apprehension regarding vaccines. With near perfect vaccine efficacy, India expects to procure 200+ crore vaccines between September and December, which would be sufficient to vaccinate a large majority of its population and get a decisive win over the pandemic.
If you have been facing difficulty in registering on the COWIN portal or booking a vaccine slot, we recommend you to visit this link for simple tips which will improve your chances.
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|1||Check the availability of slots by entering your PIN code along with the age group. If there are no slots available, get real-time alerts from Paytm, which will send you a notification as soon as slots open up.||Paytm Vaccine Slot Finder||Paytm App|
|2||Get notified by email whenever slots open up for the 18 – 45 age group.||Get Jab||Click here|
|3||Search for vaccination slots and get notified when available on Whatsapp||HealthifyMe||Click here|
|4||City-wise Telegram groups for vaccine alerts||Telegram Alerts||Click here|
|5||When you book your slot through Umang app, you do not have to go through the additional step of captcha validation, giving you an advantage of a few seconds, before your slot gets full.||Umang App||Click here|
State-wise Travel Guidelines
|State-wise Road Travel Guidelines||Read here|
|State-wise General Travel Guidelines||Read here|
We hope that this comprehensive guide of COVID-19 and Vaccine Resources will help your near and dear. Please share this generously across your friends and family networks. We will do our best to keep this resource bank updated as and when things change.